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NARAYANA BALI PRAYOGAH

The Narayana Bali rite is performed in all cases of abnormal death is defined as follows; death by fasting, by animals, by arson, by a curse, by cholera or any disease, suicide, fall from a mountain, tree or any height, drowning, death by muggers or robbers, by snake bite, struck by lightning, murder and persons who are great sinners. For all these people

there is no rite of cremation, no tarpana, no sraddha and no asaucham.

Garuda Purana 40:4-12.

For a brahmin Narayana Bali should be performed within six months; for a kshatriya within three months; for a vaishya within a month and a half, and for a sudra immediately. Garuda Purana 40:13.

The Narayana Bali should be performed through brahmins in the Ganga, Yamuna, Naimasa and Puskara in a tank full of water, in an eddy of pure water, in a cow shed, in a house or in a temple in front of Lord Krsna's image.

Garuda Purana 40:14-15.

Five brahmins should be invited and arghya given to them. They should be learned, of good conduct, most excellent in their family, free from phyisical decrepitude and noble. Never should they be of the contemptable type.

Garuda Purana 40:31.

Ingredients for Narayana Bali;

Incense, Camphor, Upavita, Dipa, Tambulam, Flowers, Coconut, Mango leaves, Durva, Fruits, White cloth, Naivedyam, Chandan, Some coins, Rice, Sesame seeds, Barley, Milk, Ghee, Wood, Tulasi patram...

The sacrificial site is prepared as usual with the yajuman facing east.

1. YAJNA ARAMBHA

suklambara dharam visnum sasi varnam caturbhujam

prasanna vadanam dhyayet sarva vighnopasantaye

yasya dviradha vaktradhya parisadya parasatam

vighnam nighnanti satatam visvaksenam tamasraye

srinathena samarambham natha yamuna madhyamam

asmad acarya paryantam vande guru paramparam

2. VISVAKSENA PUJA

Sankalpa:

Hari om tat sat

Sri govinda govinda govinda

Bhagavat ajnaya bhagavat kainkarya rupena

asmin narayana bali karmani nirvighnena pari sampati artham adau visvaksena puajanam kariye.

Hari om tat sat, Sri govinda.................................. with the permission of the Supreme Lord as a service to Him alone, in order that this requiem rite of Narayana Bali may be completed without interuptions, I now offer worship to Vishvaksena.

divyakaram sarojaksam sankha cakra gada dharam

sarva vighna vinasaya visvaksena upasmahe

I contemplete Lord Visvaksena who has a divine forn, with lotus like eyes holding the conce, discus and lotus may he remove all obstacles.

asmin kurce [haridra bimbe-puspe]

sri visvaksena dhyayami avahami asanam samarpayami seat

arghyam

padyam foot wash

acamaniyam water for sipping

snaniyam bath

vastrartham aksatam in lieu of clothes by offering grains

upavitam sacred thread

gandam scents

puspam flowers

dhupam incense

dipam lamp

naivedyam food

tambulam betal

karpura niranjanam waving lamps in front

suvarna puspam offering golden flowers

 

yasya dviradha vaktradyah parisadyah para satam

vighnam nighnanti satatam visvaksena tamasraye

I take refuge in Visvaksena who always destroys all hinderances, He is the genaral of the elephant faced attendants and the numerous others.

3. PRAYASCITTA SANKALPAH

om adya..........................pretasya akrta snana marana, asuacha marana, hari nama ucchara varjita marana, panca gavya rahita, vikalpa hrdaya, adharma cintana, abhavabhava kriya karma rahita, drsti dosa parihara artham, maha pataka tat samana varjitanam, laghu papanam asura avasthayam, kriya lopa utpanna paradesa para grhe marana / daksine ayane / pancake / yamala yoge / ratrau / krsna pakse / guru hina, tulasi tila sarsapa, gopicandana, gangodaka, snan rahita, para agni dahe, mukhe ajya huta rahita, kita patanga paksi cita madhye jvalita adi dosa parihara artham, kugati nivarana artham, uttama loka avahya artham,

narayana bali adhikara siddhi artham, yatha saktya................................nama devataya / mandiraya / samsthaya aham sampradade

Om, today I perform atonement for the deceased........................... who has died without the ritual bath, in an impure manner, without recitation of the name of Hari, without having taken panca gavya, as an agnostic, confused about dharma, thinking the unreal world of maya to be real, who lived devoid of ritual purification, in order to remove evil influences, for the remission of major sins as well as minor sins commited in a state of 'self absorbtion', having died without final rites, in a strange place, or during the Southern solstice, or during the five inauspicious days, or during the conjunction of yamala, or during the night, during the dark fortnight, without a spiritual preceptor, without Tulasi leaves, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, sandalwood paste, Ganges water, without sanctifying bath, cremated in and unconsecrated fire, devoid of oblations of ghee in the mouth, for the atonement of all faults like inadvertant burning of other creatures in the funeral pyre, in order to prevent the deceased taking an infernal birth, in order to aid the deceased to attain a supernal realm, in order to obtain the right to perform this Narayana Bali, according to my ability I give this donation to the deity / temple or institute of ............................

4.NARAYANA BALI SANKALPAH

hari om tat sat,

sri govinda govinda govinda

adya...................gotrasya................pretasya- 1. sringi damstre 2. nakhi 3. sastra ghata 4. sarpa dasta 5. gaja danta hatta 6. jala magna 7. kantha grhana 8. visa bhaksana 9. agni dagdha 10. atma ghata 11. candala hasta marana 12. caura marita 13. satru marita 14. mlecchadi marita 15.asta salya marana 16. bandi grhe pasa marana 17. vrksarohana 18. parvata arohana 19. sakatadi hatta 20. kusta vyadhi marana 21. maharoga prapidita 22. ksaya vyadhi marana 23. mamsarbuda vyadhi marana 24. apasmara rogadi maran 25. aneka dusta marana -

durmarana janita dosa nivrtti artham bhagavad krpaya preta pretattva

vimoksanarthaam, punar sujanma prapti artham [visnu loka prapti artham]

narayana bali karma karisye

tadangatvena sthala, jala, yagopakarana suddhyertham maccharira

suddhyertham vasudeva punyaha vacana karma karisye

Hari om tat sat, govinda govinda govinda, today I perform the Narayana Bali requim rite in order to invoke the Grace of God for the upliftment, atonement and redemption of the soul................................ belonging to the clan of ...........................who died of, was killed by, died by:--1. horned animals 2. clawed animals 3. by weapons 4. snake bite 5. by an elephant 6. drowning 7. choking 8. from poison 9. from burns 10. from suicide 11. murdered by wicked persons 12. murdered by rrobbers 13. killed by enemies 14. killed by barbarians (non aryans) 15. died from surgery 16. from being hanged in a jail 17. a fall from a tree 18. fall from a mountain 19. killed in a road accident 20. died from leprosy 21. from a great disease 22. from consumption or AIDS 23. from cancer 24. from epilepsy 25 from many unfortunate causes, - may he / she obtain a better rebirth, in the realm of Vishnu, or in the family of devotees to take up devotional service properly again, or at least in the human form of life in a better position.

As a preliminary to this rite I now perform the ritual of sanctification of the site, the water, the appurtenances of the ritual, and my body through the invokation of Vasudeva.

5.PUNYAHA VACANAM

Upon a pile of rice install a kumbha filled with water add a coin, akshata, parimaladravyam a betal leaf and nut, place 5 mango or banyan leaves in the kumbha and a kurcha of seven blades of darbha grass place a coconut on top.

INVOCATION OF SUDARSHAN

Offer flowers to the deities of the pitha:

om adhara saktaye namah om kurma kalagnaye namah

om dharanyai namah om dharmaya namah

om jnanaya namah om vairajnaya namah

om aisvaryaya namah om pam padmaya namah

Take flower & water in the uddharini.

sudarshanam maha cakra govindasya karayudha

tiksna dhara mahavega surya koti samaprabha

om sahasrara hum phat

Place a flower and water on top of the kalasha.

om acakraya svaha jnanaya namah {heart}

om vicakraya balaya svaha {head}

om sucakraya viryaya vasat {sikha}

om surya cakraya svaha aisvaryaya hum {shoulders}

om jvala cakraya svaha tejase phat {eyes}

om maha sudarshana cakraya svaha saktyai vausat

{snap fingers around the kalash and show cakra mudra, dhenu mudra and yoni mudra}.

idam arghyam, padyam, acamaniyam, snanam, vastram, upavitam, gandham, puspam,

dhupam, dipam, naivedyam, tambulam, phalam, karpura niranjanam lamps.

om sudarshanaya vidmahe hetirajaya dhimahi tannas cakra pracodayate

Invite four sadhakas to come and sit in the four directions.

Offer them respect and take their permission to begin.

om bhavadbhir anujnatah punyaham vacayisye

PAVITRA MANTRA

om bhagavan pavitram, vasudeva pavitram, tat padau pavitram, tat padodakam

pavitram, om tat sat punyaham bhavanto bruvantu, punyaham astu

-GAYATRI MANTRA (BRAHMA)

-VISNU GAYATRI

pavitram bhagavan astu vasudevah paro guruh

astu sankarsano devah pavitram paramo vibhuh 1/.

pradyumno'stu pavitram vai saksat visvasya sampratam

pavitram aniruddho'stu visva trata jagatpatih 2/.

suddhaye astu paro devah vasudevas sada mama

sada sankarsano devah suddhaye'stu sada malah 3/.

pradyumnas suddhaye ca'stu sarvatra mama sarvada

aniruddhas sada devas suddhaye'stu jagatpatih 4/.

suddhaye'stu sada devah kesavah kesisudanah

narayano'stu visvesassuddhaye sarva karmasu 5/.

suddhaye madhavo astvadya sarva lokesvaro harih

suddhaye vo'stu govindah paramatma sanatanah 6/.

suddhaye visnur astvadya suddhaye madhusudanah

sarva loka hito devah suddhaye'stu trivikramah 7/.

vamanas suddhaye astavdya sridharo'stavdya suddhaye

suddhaye'stu hrsikeshah padmanabho 'stu suddhye 8/.

sada damodharo devah suddhaye'stu jagat patih

minatma suddhaye 'stvdya kurmatma visuddhaye 9/.

suddhaye'stu varahatma nrsimhatma'stu suddhaye

suddhaye vamantma 'stu ramatmadya 'stu suddhaye 10/.

tatha dasarthi ramah suddhaye 'stu sada subhah

vasudevatmajo rama suddhaye 'stu sada malah 11/.

krsno'stu suddhaye saurih budhatma 'stu visuddhaye

suddhaye'stu mahamayi kalki visnu sanatanah 12/.

svastir astu sivan castu santir astu punah punah

avighnamisam dirgham ayusyam astu vai 13/.

 

samahitam manascastu sampadas cottamottaram

vaisnava bhagavad bhaktah hrta samahita cetasah

ekantino mahatmanah sarve bhagavattotamah 14/.

om karmanah punyaham bhavanto bruvantu

om karmane svasti bhavanto bruvantu

om karmane rddhim bhavanto bruvantu

punyaham karmanostu svasti karmanostu karma rddyetam

Take the arghya patra and with a kurca drip water from the kumbha into it

while saying the following mantra :-

om santir astu, om pustir astu, om tustir astu, om avighnam astu, om ayusyam

astu, om aroyam astu, om aisvaryam astu, om sivam karmastu.

.........take the darbha from the hands of the sadhakas place them on top of the kumbha

and return the water from the arghya patra to the kumbha with the following:-

om satadharam, om sahasradharam,

aparimitadharam acchidram anantam aparimita aritstam acyutam aksayan paramam pavitram bhagavan vasudevah punatu

sprinkle everything with the following mantra:-

sthanani desani sahasra baho varenya nama virajamsi nama

tebhyo namaste madhusudhanaya tatrabhimanam saha raksasantu om

 

6.INVOCATION OF NARAYANA

Spread a white cloth to the east of the altar, draw a lotus with eight petals.

Establish a kalash in the centre and invoke the eight saktis in a clock wise manner starting in the east.

om rukmini ihagaccha ihatistha.............rukmini sthapayami

om satyabhame ihagaccha ihatistha......satyabhamam sthapayami

om jambhavati ihagaccha ihatistha........jambhavatim sthapayami

om nagnajiti ihagaccha ihatistha............nagnajitim sthapayami

om kalindi ihagaccha ihatistha...............kalindim sthapayami

om mitravinde ihagaccha ihatistha.........mitrvindam sthapayami

om laksmane ihagaccha ihatistha...........laksmanam sthapayami

om kaikeyi ihagaccha ihatistha..............kaikeyim sthapayami

sankalpa

adya..................gotrasya...................pretasya................durmarana nimitta

narayana bali karmanga bhutam satyesa pujanam karisye

Today as an adjunct to the rite of Narayana Bali being performed for....................of the clan of.....................who died by....................I am now performing the worship of the Supreme Personality, Absolute Truth Narayana.

face east and invoke Lord Narayana.

santakaram bhujagasayanam padmanabham suresam

visvadharam gagana sadrsam meghavarnam subhangam

laksmikantam kamalanayanam yogihrddyana gamyam

vande visnum bhavabhayaharam sarva lokaika natham

I pay my obeisances unto the Consort of Laksmi; who is realized by yogis deep in meditation; who is the giver of peace, reclining upon the serpent of time, the lotus navelled Lord of Hosts, the Supporter of the Universe, like a cloud in colour extending over the whole world, with an auspicious form. I salute the One Lord of the Universe Who removes the fear of death and rebirth.

om bhuh purusham avahayami

om bhuvah purusham avahayami

om suvah purusham avahayami

om bhuh bhuvah suvah purusham avahayami

I invoke the Supreme Person who resides in the physical realm.

I invoke the Supreme Person who resides in the astral realm.

I invoke the Supreme Person who resides in the transcendental realm.

I invoke the Supreme Person who resides in all the three realms of experience.

om urvya ksira samudre'smin vyomna satye ca samsthita

atratvam satyaya sarddham satyesa bhava sannidhau

om astausakti sahitaya satyesaya namah avahayami

I pay my obeisances to the Lord along with his eight rays of energy.

I invoke Him from the transcendental realm to be present here along with His other half.

om soma suryagni samkasam padam musta dalanvitam

asanam grhna satyesa trailokya sthitikaranam

om astausakti sahitaya satyesaya asanam samarpayami

I offer this seat to the Supreme Lord the Preserver of the Universe; who carries the Lotus of Purity in His Hand, who is as effulgent as the Moon, Sun and fire.

om ratnabharana sarvangam sarvadeva namaskrtam

padyam grhana devesa gandha puspaksitairyutam

padayo padyam samarpayami

I offer this water mixed with flowers and scents, for washing the feet of the Supreme Lord, Who is bedecked with jewells and ornaments, and saluted by all the devas.

om satyesa sukha bhumistha satyesa sukhadayaka

satyesa satyaya yuktam grhanrghyam namostute

hastayor arghyam samarpayami

I offer this libation for the Hands of the Supreme Lord united with Truth, who is established in the ground of happiness, who is the Giver of the Supreme Bliss.

om gangajal samanitam suvarna kalsam sthitam

grhanacamanam deva trailokyasya pipavaanam

acamanam samarpayami

I offer this water to the Supreme Lord for rinsing the mouth, it is equal to the water of the Ganges brought in golden pitchers, O Lord please quench the spiritual thirst of the entire Universe.

om ksira sagara kallolaih snahi papa nisudana

pahi ma bhuta bhavayesa sitena jala vinduna

snanartham jalam samarpayami

I offer this bath to the Supreme Lord, who bathes Himself in the Causual Waters of Time, Who is the Redeemer of sins, O Lord of existance, save me from drowning in this ocean of materialism.

om harasva sarva duritam yena ham vestitohare

vastrenanena subhrena satyesa kuru vamcchitam

vastram samarpayami

I offer this radiant garment to garb Thee O Lord, O Saviour, please accept it and remove all the negativity which surrounds me.

om yajneyoge tatha sankhya pavitrastvam sadocyase

yajnopavita danena kuru mam sarva pavanam

yajnopavitam samarpayami

The Pure Spiritual knowledge taught by Thee consists of Sacrifice, Unification, and Discernment, by this offering of a sacred thread please grant me spiritual purity.

om sugandham candanam divyam kesaraguru samyutam

vlipanam surasrestha sarva papa haro bhava

candanam samarpayami

I offer to Thee, this divine scented sandalwood paste for annointing, O Lord, who art the Supreme Godhead. Please have mercy and forgive me my sins.

satyanamam namastubhyam murtamurtasvarupine

vasudeva nrsimhakhyam kapiladityabhudharah

sankarsana mahavira pradyumnamita vikrama

aniruddhesa govinda sarngascakti namo stute

varaha yuta yajnesa laksmikantamrtaesvara

putrapautra pradastvam ca papa satro niranjana

puspam samarpayami

Salutations to Thee, O Supreme being with and without a form. Thou art known as Vasudeva, Narasimha, Kapila, the Divine Sun and Supporter of the world. Thou art the One who withdraws the Universe, the Omnipotent One, Pradyumna, who can never be vanquished. Thou art Aniruddha the Lord of the Universe who weilds the bow saranga, salutations to Thee O Govinda! Thou art the Lord of Sacrifice the very form of sacrifice, the very Form of Sacrifice, the Lover of Laksmi and the Supreme Lord of Immortality. Thou art the giver of all material joys as well as the Destroyer of our internal enemies in the form of inclination to sin. O Lord I offer Thee these flowers.

om saktivrndayuto deva puja dhupam suresvara

grhanartva tu satyesa satyayasaha raksamam

dhupam samarpayami

I offer this incense to Thee O Lord of Truth. Thou art the Omnipotent Divine Godhead, the Supreme Lord. Please accept it and protect me with the Supreme Truth.

om jyotirupam arupam tvam vadanti muni pungavah

jyotir madhye sthito deva dipam grhana namostute

dipam darsayami

O Lord, Thy form is that of the Supreme Light, while yet transcending all forms. Thus the sages the best of men have taught. Thou dwellest in the midst of Light. Please accept this offering of light.

om trata tvameva satyesa satyata saha cinayase

grhana deva devesa mam naivedyamuttamam

naivedyam nivedayami

O Lord of Truth! Thou art our Saviour and Redeemer in truth. Please accept this offering of food O Supreme Lord, God of gods.

om narayana namastestu vasudeva namo namah

trailokya jagadadhara trahimam madhusudana

namaskaram samarpayami

O Narayana! Salutations to Thee. O Krishna! Salutations again and again. Thou art the Support of the entire Universe. Protect me! O Destroyer of Evil! I offer Thee my obeisance.

om narayana suradhisa purana purusottama

papopasamanarthaya prityartham pratigrhyatam

pradaksinam samarpayami

O Narayana, The Ancient One, the Lord of all divine potencies, the Supreme Person. I beseech Thee for the remission of all sins. Please accept my worship and prayers.

aneka janma sambhutam papam caiva suresvara

maya dattarghya danena bhukti mukti prado bhava

arghyam samarpayami

I have taken countless births and sinned so many times O Supreme Lord. Please

accept this libation and grant me happiness in this word and Final Liberation.

om candradityau ca dharani vidyudagni sathaiva ca

tvam eva sarva jyotimsi nirajanam ca grhyatam

karpura arati samarpayami

Thous art the Supreme Light of Lights. Thou art the light of the Sun and the Moon, of lightening in the sky and fire upon earth. Please accept this offering of light.

PRARTHANA

om agni rudresa govinda visno cakrin namo 'stute

pujam grhana devesa priyatam garudadhvaja

Thou art the Divine Light, the Withdrawer of Creation, the Preserver who turns the Wheel of time. Salutations to Thee. Please accept my simple worship and be gracious, O Lord of hosts, Bearer of the Pendant of Garuda.

om aparadha sahasrani laksa koti yutani ca

nasyanti tatksanat papam satyesasya ca pujanat

The innumerable sins committed in a myriad of births, along with all their reactions, can be destroyed in one second by the Grace obtained from the worship of the Supreme Lord of Truth.

satyesa pamcavaktra tvam alksmya saha jagatpatih

vasudevah sthitah purve nrsimho daksine sthitah

O Master of the Cosmos, Thou art present along with Lakshmi, in all directions. In the east Thou standest in the form of Vasudeva, as Narasimha in the south.

kapilah pascimasye tu varahascottare sthitah

urdhva vaktrecvyuto jneya etadvai brahma pancakam

In the west Thou standest as Kapila, as Varaha in the north. Facing upwards Thou standest as Acyuta. These are the five faces of the Divine.

om satyesa samsthitam rajan pujam kale sadaiva hi

ksirodapathe candrastha padma karnika samsthitam

padam kaumodaki sankhya cakranyastrani dharinam

prarthana purvaka samaskaram samarpayami

O Lord of Truth, I invoke Thee as a Monarch and I offer Thee this worship. Thou art transcendant and dwellest upon the Lotus of Purity, in the Moon of the mind, upon the Ocean of Time. Thou holdest in Thy hands the Lotus of spiritual upfoldment, the mace of Righteousness and Justive, the Conch of proclaimation and the Wheel of Time and Transmigration. I offer Thee my prayers and obeisance.

7. TARPANAM - LIBATIONS.

The water for tarpanam consists of sesame, barley, milk, tulasi, and sarva osadhayah and is offered with a conch shell.

SAMKALPAH;

harih om tat sat

govinda govinda govinda

adya ..................... gotrasya ............................ pretasya durmarana nimittaka

narayana bali purvanga bhutam, para loke maha trsa nivarana artham

vaisnavi suktaih visno tarpanam aham karisye

STATEMENT OF INTENT.

Now, as an ancilliary procedure to the Naryana Bali rite, in order to quench the (spiritual) thirst of the deceased name ................. of the clan of ................. I now offer libations with the various vaishnava (vaidic) hymns.

Perform tarpana with the vaisnava suktas follwed by the 12 names according to time and place. After each verse repeat the following while pouring the libation;

om namo narayanaya moksarthe narayanam tarpayami

PRARTHANA

om anadi nidhamo devah sankha cakra gada dharah

avyayah pundarikaksah preta moksa prado bhava

O Imperishable Lotus-eyed Lord, wielding the conch, discus and mace. May it please Thee to grant liberation to this departed one.

atasi puspa samkasam pita-vasa samacyutam

ye namasyantu govindam na tesam vidyate bhayam

Those who worship the Lord Govinda of dark hue, garbed in yellow silk, for them there is no fear of death.

 

krsna krsna krpalo tvam agatinam gatir bhava

samsara arnava magnanam prasida purusottama

O Most merciful Lord Krsna who art the saviour of the helpless. Have mercy upon those who are drowning in this ocean of birth and death.

narayana sura srestha laksmi kanta janardhana

anena tarpanenatha preta moksa prado bhava

O Lord Narayana, foremost of divinities, Consort of Lakshmi, Lord of men! Please grant release to the departed soul, through this rite of tarpana.

etad krtam yad visno tarpanam tena sri maha visnuh prito 'stu

May the Supreme Godhead be pleased with this rite of tarpana which we have performed.

APASAVYAM;

SAMKALPAH.

om adya ....................... gotasya .............................. pretasya paraloke maha trsa

nivrtti artham idam udakam upatisthatu

Om, I now offer this libation for the sake of the deceased ............................. of the clan of ............................. in order to slake his/her Spiritual thirst.

Offer three streams of water for the deceased.

SAVYAM & ACAMANAM

SAMKALPAH;

om adya ............................. gotrasya............................ pretasya prarloke maha ksudha nivarana artham visnu tarpana karmanah sangata siddhyartham sri maha visnu prityartham yatha sampanne yatha sankhyan brahmanan (eka brahmanam) bhojayisye tena sri mahavisnuh priyatam sri mahavisnu tarpana karmani nyuna atiriktam sarvam paripurnam astu

STATEMENT OF INTENT TO FEED THE BRAHMINS.

Om today in order the assuage the great hunger for sense gratification that the deceased .................... of the ...................... clan may be experiencing in an earth-bound state, and in order to complete this Tarpana rite which is intended to slake the spiritual thirst, and in order to invoke the grace of the Supreme Lord, I undertake to feed ...................... brahmins. By this act of charity may the Supreme Lord be pleased and rectify all the faults and short-comings of these rites.

GAYATRI JAPA VEDA PARAYANA VIDHIH

The raksoghna mantras are now chanted. If this is not possible the gayatri mantra should be recited, or a vina and flute recital should be done with the chanting of purusha sukta, tri naciketa, tri madhi, trisuparna, pavamani.

8. AGNIMUKHAM - PREPARATION OF THE SACRED HEARTH.

Establish the sacred fire and perform all the preliminary rites up to ajya bhaga.

SANKALPA

adyeha .......................... gotrasya ........................... pretasya bhagaad krpaya aksaya phala svarga praptaye narayana balau homa karmana (acarya dvarena) yaksye

STATEMENT OF INTENT TO SACRIFICE.

Now I intend to perform the fire sacrifice (through the medium of my appointed priest) as an adjunct to the requiem rite of Narayana Bali, which is being done in order to invoke the Grace of God to help the deceased ...............of the .................. clan to obtain release from the earth-bound state and to

attain a good rebirth.

9. PRADHANA HOMAH - PRINCIPLE OBLATIONS

1. purusa suktam

2. narayana suktam

3. visnu suktam

4. dvadas namani

5. svistakrte & prayascitta homa

6. pitr homa (optional)

7. vyahrti homa.

10. BALI PRADHANAM.

Offer neivedyam to the Lord with the Visnu gayatri. Offer tambulam and then offer the balis to the SOuth of the fire on northward pointing darbha grass;

1. om narayanaya namah Salutations to Narayana.

2. om sahasra-sirsaya namah Salutations to the Omniscient One.

3. om sahasra-askaya namah Salutations to the All-seeing One.

4. om sahasra-padaya namah Salutations to the Omnipresent One.

5. om parama-purusaya namah Salutations to the Supreme Person.

6. om paramatmane namah Salutations to the Supreme Soul.

7. om parama-jyotise namah Salutations to the Supreme Light.

8. om para-brahmane namah Salutations to the Supreme Being.

9. om adrsyaya namah Salutations to the Imperceptable One.

10. om saarva-karana-karanaya namah Salutations to the Supreme Cause of

all causes.

11. om yajna-purusaya namah Salutations to the Sacrifical Person.

12. om jaynine namah Salutations to the Lord of Sacrifice.

13. om visvedevebhyo namah Salutations to the Universal Powers.

14. om sarvebhyo devebhyo namah Salutations to all the devas.

15. om sadhyebhyo namah Salutations to all the Saints.

 

 

11. ANTIM HOMAH - FINAL OBLATIONS

Offer oblations of ghee

1. om narayanaya svaha

2. om sahasra-sirsaya svaha

3. om sahasra-aksaya svaha

4. om sahasra-padaya svaha

5. om parama-purusaya svaha

6. om paramatmane svaha

7. om param-jyotise svaha

8. om para-brahmane svaha

9. om adrsyaya svaha

10. om sarva-karana karanaya svaha

11. om yajna-purusaya svaha

12. om yahnine svaha

13. om visvedevebhyo svaha

14. om sarvebhyoo devebhyo svaha

15. om sadhyebhyo svaha

12. PURNAHUTIH.

om murdhanam divo aratim prthivya vaisvanara mrta ajatam agnim

kavigm samrajam atithim hananam asanna patram hanayanta devah svaha

agnaye idam na mama

He is the messenger of Earth and Head of heaven, Agni Vaishvanara, born in Holy Order. The Sage, the King, the Guest of men, the gods have generated a vessel fit for their mouths.

PARISENCANAM

Then while standing offer the following oblations;

1. prthivyai svaha prthivyai idam na mama

All hail to the Earth.

2. agnate svaha vaisvanaraya agnaye idam na mama

All hail to the Mystic Fire that dwells within all beings.

3. antariksaya svaha antariksaya idam na mama

All hail to the atmosphere.

4. vayave svaha vayave idam na mama

All hail to the winds.

5. dive svaha dive idam na mama

All hail to the Ether.

6. suryaya svaha suryaya idam na mama

All hail to the Sun the manifest Self of the Universe.

7. digbhya svaha digbhya idam na mama

All hail to the Directions of space.

8. candraya svaha candraya idam na mama

All hail to the Moon who flourishes.

9. naksatrebhyah svaha naksatrebhyah idam na mama

All hail to the constellations - the regulators of time.

10. adbhyah svaha adbhyah idam na mama

All hail to Cosmic waters.

11. varunaya svaha varunaya idam na mama

All hail to the Divinity that pervades the Cosmic Waters.

12. nabhyai svaha nabhyai idam na mama

All hail to the Galactic centre of the Universe.

13. putaya svaha putaya idam na mama

All hail to Holy One.

14. vace svaha vace idam na mama

All hail to the Logos.

15. pranaya svaha pranaya idam na mama

All hail to the Cosmic Life Force.

16. srotraya svaha srotraya idam na mama

All hail to the Holy Revelation of the Vedas.

Wash the hands and feet and recite om apavitrah pavitro va.................

Honour the brahmins with food and charity.

 

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